I am an entrepreneur, a designer, and disruptive innovator who is passionate about the pursuit of possibility. I've worn many hats over the years, including architect, designer, creative, urban and regional planner, sustainable tourism developer, community conservation expert, product developer, entrepreneur, and podcast host of “What’s Design, Anyway.” I know how how it is to find your purpose and decide what path to forge for yourself when you are multi-disciplinarian, a multi-passionate, and a creative. Everyone tells you that you need to decide on one thing, that you can't do everything. But deciding on that one thing can feel constrictive, stifling and plain scary. I have learnt thrive that one thing needs to be the right creative container to give you the freedom to fly.
finding your purpose, mission and vision; identifying and overcoming your blocks; entrepreneurship coaching: from figuring out what business to build; to lean business planning, product-market validation, pitchdeck development, product design etc; business model design; business strategy; human-centred circular and sustainable design; brand strategy.
I am a disruptive innovator, entrepreneur, designer and founder of Impactful Design Studios. I help people and companies activate their purpose and design for the impact they want to have in the world.
I have never quite fitted into any box as a creative multi-passionate. I have worn many hats on my journey to figure out what my place and purpose is in the world. What I have learned in the process is that sometimes while we are on the journey it doesn't quite make sense especially to the people around us who think we keep chopping and changing. But one day you reach a point high enough on the mountain that you can look back and clearly see the red thread that ties everything together. For me the red thread is my passion and curiosity of how we can design systems, products and businesses that have the greatest positive impact possible on the world around us.
Work-life balance can sometimes feel like a continuous juggling act until you figure out how to design the life you want to have that feeds all the different facets of who you are. At the end of the day the aim is not to achieve work-life balance its to build a life you don't need to take a vacation from.
I feel honoured and humbled that I can use my experiences and expertise to help others to overcome their blockages and struggles on their journeys.
You are not alone on your journey, there are many of us who have been on the same journey who are here to help you. Sometimes all you need to do to find your way or open the doors you want to open is to reach out to ask for help.